A sound mind makes for a robust body, but runaway emotions corrode the bones.
You insult your Maker when you exploit the powerless; when you're kind to the poor, you honor God.
The evil of bad people leaves them out in the cold; the integrity of good people creates a safe place for living.
Lady Wisdom is at home in an understanding heart - fools never even get to say hello.
God-devotion makes a country strong; God-avoidance leaves people weak.
Diligent work gets a warm commendation; shiftless work earns an angry rebuke.
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved. (The Message Bible Online)